Re: Mainstream usage perhaps

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Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 18:19:13 GMT

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    On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 02:54:42PM -0000, Price, Ilfryn wrote:
    > In the Times Higher Education Supplement of February 8 2002 (For readers not in 'UK' academe this is the major weekly of news, reviews and
    > advertisments for the sector and, at times at least, a litmus of academic opinion) the following sentence is used (p20 by Tony Durham)
    > Compared to other business buxxwords it has been slow to spread through the meme pool, but perhaps its time has come.
    > The context is less important. Durham is discussing 'corporate diplomacy' as a new discipline of business studies. The point is that this
    > is the first time I have noted the use of meme pool as part of general, and by implication accepted, academic discourse. A minor point
    > indeed but perhaps an early indicator.

    Would that be an indication of memetic thinking, or just another
    "business buxxword"?

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    Robin Faichney

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